Contributions Policy

The Enterprise Architecture Wiki is primarily a place to document my thoughts at the moment.

This page explains my policy on other people contributing.
In general I’ll be looking for contributions that complement rather than conflict with the approach that I am gradually documenting on the wiki.

My approach to Enterprise Architecture is centered around Archimate and COBIT, but with reference to ideas from Zachman, FEAF and TOGAF.
I’ll prefer contributions that add guidelines and case studies related to using Archimate and Cobit as a basis for EA work.

I’m not in favour of EA approaches that are only centred around architecture as a software development activity (i.e. as in RUP or the 4+1 views), nor am I in favour of EA approaches that are centred around only three Architecture Domains (Process, Application and Technology) ignore or give less emphasis on the Information Architecture domain.

I see EA as an enterprise function driven by Strategy and measured by Performance metrics, so these are two architecture domains that add to the Archimate view.
The Archimate view doesn’t emphasise levels of concern/levels of detail, so I add levels (like Zachman rows) for Strategy, Reference Architecture, Solution Architecture and IT Operations.

Contributions that add links to other blogs or web sites are welcome.
Contributions that focus on Services and service oriented architecture approaches are also welcome.
Contributions from members of the Archimate Foundation are welcome.

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